As you advance in your career, a well-written professional bio can be an important part of your personal brand. Although generally not used when looking for a job (unless in conjunction with a resume and other materials), a bio is often essential when pursuing board roles, speaking engagements, media opportunities and even new clients. Read More
Whenever you attend an event where networking occurs – such as a conference, professional association gathering, industry seminar, internal meeting or client outing – one key element that sets the tone and directly impacts new relationships and opportunities is… how you introduce yourself!
Events of almost any kind provide great opportunities to “get out there,” increase your professional visibility and enable your personal brand to come to life. Whether it’s a conference, networking event, seminar, benefit or party, these gatherings provide an environment ripe for meeting others, expanding your network, building new relationships and strengthening existing ones. Read More
First impressions matter, and your LinkedIn profile is often someone’s first (or second) impression of you when cultivating a professional relationship. Your profile is an important part of your personal brand and since you have complete control over what to include, it’s up to you to put your best foot forward in every section. Read More
“Are you going to wear that?” How many of us heard our mothers ask this question when we were younger? She asked because she knew something important: first impressions matter. Even before you speak a word to someone, how you dress — and what you wear, specifically – can impact both the initial impression you make on others and their subsequent expectations about you. Read More
If you’re considering a job change, there’s a good chance you’ll work with a recruiter or executive search consultant. These professionals are often gateways to opportunities because they evaluate talent to recommend to their clients (who are the companies with job openings, not individual job seekers), and so they can be vital to your job search. Read More
A successful interview depends on how well you prepare for it, including how and what you research. A cursory review of topline information about a company may help you to kick-off a conversation, but it won’t sustain it. Spending time to gain in-depth knowledge not only conveys your degree of interest in the position, but it also influences the types of conversations you’ll have with interviewers.